Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Ivens Jones (United States Military Academy Class of 1910) was born in
Iowa in 1886, the son of Samuel Robert Jones,
and was killed in a polo accident in 1923, and originally buried at Lakewood
Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Died: 7 September 1923
Ivens Jones, the son of Colonel Samuel Roberts Jones, USMA 1867, was appointed "At Large" (Presidential) as a Cadet at the United States Military Academy, June 15, 1906. He graduated thirty-second in a class of 83. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, 5th United States Field Artillery, June 15, 1910.
At Fort Snelling, Minnesota until 1912. He then proceeded to the Philippine Islands with the 1st United States Field Artillery and ultimately to Honolulu with the regiment, serving there until 1916.
He was promoted to First Lieutenant, July 1, 1916.
He was assigned to the U.S. Military Academy
as an instructor of mathematics August 22, 1916. He was promoted
to Captain, Field Artillery, May 15, 1917. He served as Associate
Professor of Mathematics, U.S. Military Academy beginning on June
18, 1918 and as an Instructor in the Department of Law (USMA) on October
He was at Berne, Switzerland, as Military Attache, and promoted to Major, July 1, 1920. He remained at Berne until April 1, 1922.
He was assigned to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with the 337th Field Artillery, Organized Reserves. Major Jones died September 7, 1923 (just one year after his father, Colonel S. R. Jones) from injuries received in a polo game at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was promoted posthumously to Lieutenant Colonel, September 7, 1923 (he had served as temporary Lieutenant Colonel in 1918 and again in 1919).
Major Jones was buried in Lakewood Cemetery
in Minneapolis on September 8, 1923. His cremains were removed from there
on November 1, 1941 and was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on
November 4, 1941.
JONES, NELLE NYE W/O IVENS